CIB executive is awarded prestigious US State Department internship
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CIB executive is awarded prestigious US State Department internship

Shannon Brophy, the CIB’s recruitment officer, will be spending the spring 2019 semester in the Sultanate of Oman as an intern with the United States Department of State. Shannon, a long-time member of the CIB, who currently heads the organization’s Middle East Desk, will join the US embassy in Oman’s capital, Muscat, as part of the US Department of State’s Student Internship Program. It is the first time that a Coastal Carolina University student has been awarded this highly competitive and prestigious US government internship. Continue reading

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CIB analyst studies abroad in Japan
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CIB analyst studies abroad in Japan

In the spring of 2017, Julia Emory became the CIB’s first-ever Japan analyst. In August of 2017, a few months after undertaking her CIB research, Julia moved to Japan, where she studied for 10 months at Osaka Gakuin University. We spoke with Julia about her time in Japan and the connection between her stay there and her work for CIB. Continue reading

CIB Saudi Arabia analyst reflects on the lifting of women’s driving ban
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CIB Saudi Arabia analyst reflects on the lifting of women’s driving ban

CIB Saudi Arabia Analyst Antigua Clyburn spent much of 2017 researching the development of women’s rights in the Kingdom. In April of this year, she concluded her analytical assessment with the following sentence: “It can be stated with moderate-high confidence that women will gain more rights in Saudi Arabia in 2017”. The senior Intelligence and National Security Studies major and Geographic Information Systems minor from Sumter, South Carolina, was spot on. In September, a royal decree lifted the ban on women drivers in the conservative Sunni country. We spoke with Antigua about her reaction to the news from the Kingdom. Continue reading

CIB analyst refines skills by studying in Russia
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CIB analyst refines skills by studying in Russia

In the 2015-2016 academic year, Coastal Carolina University student Emily Clingenpeel was an analyst in the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief’s Europe Desk. The Intelligence and National Security Studies major and Global Studies Minor specializes in Eastern European affairs, with an emphasis on Russia. This fall, Clingenpeel took an extra step in her specialization, by going to Russia to study. She is currently a student at the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, where she focuses on Russian Language study, through a program provided by the American Institute of Foreign Study (AIFS). We caught up with her during a rare break from her many trips throughout Russia and Eastern Europe and asked her a few questions about her study-abroad experience and its connection to her CIB training. Continue reading

CIB analyst recounts Iraq Embassy internship experience
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CIB analyst recounts Iraq Embassy internship experience

Recently, a CIB veteran had the opportunity to exhibit on a high level the abilities she gained through participation in the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief. Amanda Corona, a senior Intelligence and National Security Studies Major here at Coastal Carolina University, recently demonstrated her CIB skills during an internship at the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Washington DC. The duration of the internship was from May to August 2015. Continue reading